Content Categorized ‘minnesota’

Roundup for 3/5

Posted on March 5, 2008 under blogs, history of medicine, minnesota, Uncategorized

Mike Rhode from the NMNH has a blog called A Repository for Bottled Monsters. It looks like the NMNH is doing some great work with digitizing their collections and finding aids. I’m particularly happy that they’re putting their books up on the Internet Archive. An interesting post from a tech blog about the rising need […]

MAM summer internships

Posted on March 3, 2008 under minnesota, museums

From MAM: Minnesota Association of Museums MAM Summer Internship Scholarship Program To support the next generation of museum professionals, the Minnesota Association of Museums (MAM) offers one $500 scholarship to a summer intern at any qualifying Minnesota museum/cultural organization. This stipend supports a student committed to a rewarding, intensive internship experience as a step towards […]

The ghost report

Posted on March 3, 2008 under minnesota, museums, public history | 1 Comment

Remember how I was planning to go to this ghost hunting seminar at the John H. Stevens House, birthplace of Minneapolis?   That was this Sunday, March 2, an unseasonably dreary, rainy day (and thus good for ghosts).  This is the third year Stevens House has done ghost seminars, and apparently it’s been a moneymaking program […]

On the Central Corridor Light Rail

Posted on February 27, 2008 under minnesota

You may know that discussions are currently underway on the proposed lightrail line between downtown Mpls and downtown St Paul, with particular wrangling on how the train will traverse the U of M campus.  Twin City Sidewalks has a terrific, important post on the subject, on modernism and community.  Go read it right now.

The Hinckley Fire and Very Small History

Posted on February 22, 2008 under digital history, minnesota, public history | 3 Comments

Daniel James Brown, Under a Flaming Sky:  The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 Giant red blobs of gas floated, jellyfish-like, over the town and exploded. Railroad tracks were warped by the enormous heat.  People sought inadequate shelter in the low water of the foul green millpond.  Arguably Minnesota’s most famous fire, the Hinckley Firestorm of […]

A Valentine to Minnesota Museums

Posted on February 19, 2008 under minnesota, museums, public history | 3 Comments

The Minnesota legislative session started last week. The Minnesota Monitor reports on the Great Outdoors & Heritage Amendment, which would dedicate sales tax funding for environmental, arts and cultural programs.  The bill was discussed in the 2007 session, but not voted on. On Valentine’s Day, the House and Senate both passed this bill, which asks […]

More Black History Month events

Posted on February 14, 2008 under minnesota, public history | 1 Comment

My pal Josh passed on this black history event. An interesting contrast to the city/county economics talks, no? You’ll probably see me there, since I of course am a former Detroiter. I.W.W. Black History Event: DETROIT’S REVOLUTIONARY UNIONS OF THE 60’S & 70’S A talk by Dr. Luke Tripp – a former leader of the […]

Digital Inclusion in Minneapolis

Posted on February 13, 2008 under digital divide, minnesota | 1 Comment

Minneapolis’ municipal wifi network is up and working (though slower when it snows). As part of the contract with the city, the contractor, the Twin Cities-based US Internet, has donated to a fund to address local digital disparities. The first grants from this Digital Inclusion program were awarded last week. Recipients include the Minneapolis Public […]

Briefly noted for 2/11

Posted on February 11, 2008 under digital history, history of medicine, history of science, minnesota

CFP hit parade: Midwest Junto for the History of Science, University of Minnesota, April 4-6. Abstracts are due on Friday, 2/15, to Jole Shackelford at shack001@umn.edu. Web 2.0/History 2.0: Making History Together:  The Annual Meeting of the American Assoc for History and Computing, April 20-22.  Abstracts due Feb 28. Other news: At Hanging Together, an […]

“Afloat in a Wireless Pond”

Posted on February 8, 2008 under digital history, me, minnesota | 3 Comments

Talking about the internet is one of my favorite pastimes, as you may have noticed.  Mark your calendars for March 1, when I may possibly be talking about the internet in person with lots of other smart people (journalists!  librarians!  scholars!  writers!  etc!) at an event called “Afloat in a Wireless Pond.” The event, supported […]